Amazon Prime To Produce Australian Original Documentary With AFL, ‘Kick Like Tayla’
mazon Prime Video has announced it has began production in partnership with the AFL and Screentime to produce a new Australian Original documentary, ‘Kick Like Tayla’.
Kick Like Tayla will launch in over 240 countries and territories in 2021 and will give insight into AFLW and boxing athlete, Tayla Harris, exploring her love of sports, the impact of social media, cyber-bullying, and sexism.
The documentary will follow Harris throughout the 2021 AFLW season, on field and behind the scenes and will become the second series produced by Amazon Prime Video and the AFL, following the upcoming docu-series ‘Making Their Mark’.
Speaking about what to expect in the documentary, Harris said: “I’m thrilled to be a part of this new Amazon Prime Video documentary where I can show what is a usually very private side to myself.”
“You will see what makes me tick, how I go about game day, cutting weight for fights and plenty more,” she said.
AFL general manager of digital, Sarah Wyse, said the announcement of the Kick Like Tayla documentary signals the extension of the partnership between Amazon Prime Video and Screentime.
“We are thrilled to be extending our partnership with Amazon Prime Video and Screentime, which is centred around sharing the unique stories from within the AFL community told by our incredible talent,” Wyse said.
“Kick Like Tayla provides both footy fans and supporters of women in sport with the ability to get up close and personal with one of the most recognisable women in our game,” she said.
Amazon Prime Video Australia head of content, Tyler Bern, said: “We are pleased to be adding another Australian Amazon Original sports documentary to our growing lineup for Prime members in Australia and around the world.”
“Sport is so intrinsic to the Australian way of life, and Tayla Harris is one of the world’s most exciting and inspirational athletes of our generation.
“Tayla’s grit and unflinching determination make her an inspiration to many, and the documentary will provide a unique perspective on what drives her success,” Bern said.
Screentime executive producer and director of the Kick Like Tayla documentary, Andrew Garrick, said the documentary is about more than just Harris’ on-field and in-ring success.
“Kick Like Tayla is a world-class documentary focused on one of the most-exciting athletes in sport today,” Garrick said.
“Every time the ball goes in her direction you sit up to see what happens next.
“This new documentary will enable audiences to connect with Tayla, who is not only a sporting legend with a long career ahead of her, but who is also an unapologetic pioneer and a fierce fighter for women’s rights.
“We are delighted to be working alongside Amazon Prime Video and the AFL to share this story of strength in the face of adversity, and delve into the world and mind of this immense talent,” he said.